Our Practice

We are Byrens Kim Design Works, a passionate team of architects and designers based in Oakland, California. We pride ourselves in our ability to respond to the needs of our clients and the larger communities we represent.  We strive to deliver value added solutions that support the sustainable viability of our environment.

We are a continuation of practice initiated by David W Byrens, AIA in 1979.  Dong E Kim, AIA, LEED AP continues the sensible legacy to deliver solutions that exceed expectations.

Our team balances both technical and artistic sensibility, maximizing the functionality and aesthetic of each of our projects. From parks to work places, community spaces, and spaces of solitude, our portfolio exhibits a range of design applications that support our community in multiple contexts. In every scenario, we work to deliver a product that both satisfies the resources of the client and the viability of the community.

We provide a full range of architectural services, including site assessment, feasibility study, master planning, technical investigation, and project delivery management.  We work with projects varying scales in support of generating multiple solutions.  We tailor our expertise to best serve your project needs.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your project.